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Snakes with Wings & Gold-Digging Ants
Herodotus. Aubrey de Selincourt & John Marincola, trans.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780141025339.  Daedalus Item Code: 32345
Because so much of what we know of the ancient world comes from Herodotus, writing in the 5th century BC, he will always remain, as Cicero deemed him, the Father of Historians. At the same time, a ... (Read More)
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Snow-Storm in August: Washington City, Francis Scott Key, and the Forgotten Race Riot of 1835
Jefferson Morley.
Publisher: Nan A. Talese.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385533379.  Daedalus Item Code: 41991
In 1835 the nation's capital simmered with racial tension as newly freed African Americans from the South poured in, outnumbering slaves in the city for the first time. Among the enslaved was ... (Read More)
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Sonata Mulattica: A Life in Five Movements and a Short Play
Rita Dove.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393070088.  Daedalus Item Code: 21042
In a book-length lyric narrative inspired by history and imagination, Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove re-creates the life of a 19th-century virtuoso violinist. The son ... (Read More)
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Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own
Kate Bolick.
Publisher: Crown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385347136.  Daedalus Item Code: 59378
"Whom to marry, and when will it happen—these two questions define every woman's existence." So begins this revelatory and slyly erudite look at the pleasures and possibilities of staying single, ... (Read More)
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The State vs. Nelson Mandela: The Trial that Changed South Africa
Joel Joffe. Nelson Mandela, foreword.
Publisher: Oneworld.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781851686384.  Daedalus Item Code: 43773
On July 11, 1963, a dry-cleaning van drove up to a rural farm near Johannesburg, South Africa; within seconds, heavily armed police burst out and arrested the entire high command of the armed wing of ... (Read More)
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Tablet & Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East
Reza Aslan, ed.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393065855.  Daedalus Item Code: 41486
Spanning a century of modern Middle Eastern literature—from the Arab poet Khalil Gibran to the Nobel laureates Naguib Mahfouz and Orhan Pamuk, from the great Syrian-Lebanese poet Adonis to the grand ... (Read More)
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"The Blue Beast": Power & Passion in the Great War
Jonathan Walker.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780752465975.  Daedalus Item Code: 53407
Tracing the intimate lives of three extraordinary women during the course of World War I in Britain, military historian Jonathan Walker illuminates how the "blue beast"—an Edwardian term for sexual ... (Read More)
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Thornton Dial in the 21st Century
William Arnett, John Beardsley, Alvia J. Wardlaw & Jane Livingston.
Publisher: Tinwood Books/MFA Houston.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780971910430.  Daedalus Item Code: 43422
Born in Emelle, Alabama, in 1928, the self-taught African American artist Thornton Dial creates vivid assemblages and collages—in the tradition of Rauschenberg, Schwitters, and Debuffet—that address ... (Read More)
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Three Days Before the Shooting...: The Unfinished Second Novel
Ralph Ellison. John F. Callahan & Adam Bradley, eds.
Publisher: Modern Library.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780375759543.  Daedalus Item Code: 43523
At his death in 1994, the author of the National Book Award winner Invisible Man left behind more than 2,000 pages of his unfinished second novel, which he had spent nearly four decades ... (Read More)
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Through Irish Eyes: A Visual Companion to Angela McCourt's Ireland
Malachy McCourt, foreword.
Publisher: Glitterati.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780985169671.  Daedalus Item Code: 41197
A remarkable companion volume to Frank McCourt's Pulitzer Prize–winning memoir of his youth in 1930s and 40s Ireland, this book depicts the hardscrabble slums, public places, and people of Limerick ... (Read More)
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Tolstoy: A Russian Life
Rosamund Bartlett.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780151014385.  Daedalus Item Code: 52618
The author of Chekhov: Scenes from a Life and a translator of his stories, Rosamund Bartlett here looks to the literary figure that Chekhov—and indeed all of Russia—revered above all others. ... (Read More)
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The Tomb in Ancient Egypt: Royal and Private Sepulchres from the Early Dynastic Period to the Romans
Aidan Dodson & Salima Ikram.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780500051399.  Daedalus Item Code: 50420
From the pyramids and royal burial ground in the Valley of the Kings, and the tombs of queens like Ramesses II's consort Nefertari, to the far more numerous private tombs of such nobles as Rekhmire ... (Read More)
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